Review: Camargue is one of the techno classics from the 90s - a track that appealed to hardcore fans and UK techno geeks alike. So what happens when it gets remixed a quarter-century later? Maceo Plex turns in a drum-heavy, rolling take on the original, while the Keith Carnal take is a high-paced, pulsating workout. On his version, Enrico Sangiuliano chooses to drop a siren-led banger, while label owner Adam Beyer's collaborative remix with Layton Giordani has echoes of the 90s trance sound. Best of all though is Camargue co-creator The Advent's take, where he drops the original's unmistakable hook over a bruising techno rhythm.
Review: Cisco Ferreira aka The Advent delivers his first electro album in 17 years - and what better platform than Cultivated Electronics. The artwork for Life Cycles echoes the Advent's timeless Elements of Life debut album from 1995, and the music is also similar on the breaking electro-techno of "Music Is Life" and the hyper-speed breaker, "Electrical Sounds". Elsewhere, Ferreira takes us on a trip through classic Detroit sounds on "This Is Not" and on "Vast", he delivers a more abrasive, grainy take. Shifting focus once again, "L.U." and "Stasis V2" are high-paced ghetto bangers. It's a remarkably fresh and rounded affair from one of the great artists of the electro genre.